Mike Evans is currently one of the best players in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 28-year-old pass-catcher certainly doesn’t suffer from a lack of confidence. After shoving Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore on the field during the Bucs-Saints game, the NFL has just suspended Mike Evans for one game.
According to TMZ, the league recently made the announcement about Evans’ suspension. The NFL determined that the standout wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday game broke the rules against unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct. As a result, he will serve a one-game suspension without pay.
According to NFL executive and former star tackle Jon Runyan, Evans raced towards the men and forcibly flung his body against Marshon as he witnessed Tom Brady and Lattimore engaged in a verbal altercation. “You knocked your opponent to the ground, and a melee ensued involving players from both teams. Your aggressive conduct could have caused serious injury to your opponent.”
And clearly does not reflect the high standards of sportsmanship expected of a professional.
The rivalry between Evans and Lattimore is well known. The two got into a fight in 2017 after Lattimore and the then-Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston got into a verbal altercation on the field. Evans has the option to challenge the ban, but he will probably miss the Bucs’ much-anticipated game against Green Bay the following week. Evans will be qualified to join Tampa’s active roster on Monday following the Packers game if he serves the suspension.
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